A GROWING PASSION: Food Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, June 24, 2019
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—KPBS Presents Season 7 of A GROWING PASSION With 6 Episodes!—
In America, 40% of all the food produced goes uneaten, including more than 20 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables wasted on farms alone.
That number doesn't includes produce thrown away in cafeterias, restaurants, and institutions, nor produce wasted by the biggest source - our own home kitchens.
Wasting produce wastes water, wastes fertilizer, wastes money, and on and on. The produce ends up in the landfill where it generates the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
In an era with rampant food insecurity, it is shameful to waste so much. What's the solution?
On this episode, we unravel this complicated story as we follow the paths of wasted produce from farm to landfill to compost.
Along the way, we meet individuals and organizations working hard to stem the flow, both on a large scale and in our homes, too.
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From earth-friendly and water-wise gardens to organic foods and habitat restoration, San Diegans demand options that protect our health, feed our communities and protect our natural resources. Hosted by Nan Sterman, A GROWING PASSION explores backyard food production, major horticultural growers, low-water landscapes and sustainable practices around the home and in the garden.
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